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The Shape of Things to Come

Lines, curves and angles characterize the geometric interior design trend, which makes a stylish statement in any living space. By Theresa Boehl   From dramatic sharp angles to dazzling repeated motifs, geometric patterns have taken the interior design world by storm in the last few years. Unlike the patterns found in nature,...

High-Tech Homes

Upgrade your abode with smart features for both convenience and peace of mind. By Elizabeth Nutt   While many home design trends disappear as quickly as they arrive on the scene (looking at you, accent walls and shiplap), high-tech features are here to stay, at least for as long as the smartphone...

A Solid Foundation

HGTV star Tarek El Moussa talks about flipping houses, cancer and his happiest new commitments. By Ashley Breeding   When “Flip or Flop” premiered on HGTV in 2013, co-hosts and then-real-life couple Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack held viewers in suspense as they rehabbed a ramshackle house in La Mirada that...

Senior Living

The pandemic and new technology have changed the way communities for older residents are being built. By Julia Clerk   The ongoing pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, but senior living facilities have been particularly hard hit, due in large part to the age of residents and the fact that...

Picture-Perfect Patios

Make your outdoor living spaces irresistible with thoughtful furnishings, eye-catching decor and lush landscaping. By Theresa Boehl   Back in the carefree days before the pandemic, Newport Beach residents had a bevy of choices when it came to sun-drenched spots for dining, drinking and socializing. But, driven by more than a year...

Around the World

Globally inspired furniture and decor are just the ticket for creating international interiors. By Tanya A. Yacina   Although international travel is at somewhat of a standstill in current times, that doesn’t mean that you can’t bring little slices of the world home with you. Turn your house into an intercontinental hot...

Holiday Headquarters

Corona del Mar Plaza has undergone a complete transformation, making it the ideal destination to shop for the holidays and savor a delicious meal. By Ashley Ryan   When it comes to holiday shopping, few things pair better than crossing names off your list and enjoying a delicious meal. When bags are...

A Modern Oasis

Update your bathroom to reflect current trends like freestanding, colored bathtubs, furniture-like vanities and patterned floors.

Big Canyon Abode

The von Blöms bring restaurateur ingenuity to their Newport Beach home. By Tanya A. Yacina   The 78 well-maintained estates, condos and townhomes of Big Canyon enjoy a sense of seclusion amid the liveliness of Newport Beach. Dynamic duo Marin and chef Noah von Blöm—owners of Arc Food & Libations, Arc Pizza...

Indoor Oasis

Plants brighten up home interiors with natural beauty. By Tanya A. Yacina   The  idea of bringing people closer to nature is what inspires Molly Wood, landscape designer and owner of her eponymous, Costa Mesa-based company Molly Wood Garden Design. For nearly 25 years, she and her team have created environments that...